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of law enforcement here to the colonel to the commissioner to my colleague with the f.b.i., all of the federal agents, the state and local who have worked so hard, so hard since the attacks on monday. they are so committed and putting their lives on the line as we fought the last 24 hours to try to get a suspect into custody. my journey and my office's journey begins and this investigation will continue. so we will not be able to provide the details you want at this time. as the days continue you will get answers to those questions. thank you. ?> mayor menino >> i just want to say thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you to the law enforcement for working together. that is when the government works the best. i want to thank the citizens out there. or the last week -- because of the bombings at the marathon. today, because of the hard work of so many individuals, boston police, working together with the state police, we have a conclusion that we're all satisfied with. also, the folks who have lost their lives in the past week. we're a better city than we have been th
adjudicated mentally ill by the state of virginia. but those records were never transmitted to the f.b.i. to be included in a background check. and we know that the shooter in tucson fail a drug test -- failed a drug test, a disqualifying fact for somebody to be able to legally purchase firearms given a background check, but that information was never transmitted to the f.b.i., and so the few son shooter was not -- and so the tucson shooter was not prevented from buying weapons, even though he should have been disqualified if the background check system had been working the way it should. i believe the most appropriate response to the recent mass shootings tshootings is to maket our current laws involving mental illness, drug use, mental health adjudications are enforced more aggressively and more efficiently. but, at the same time, while we're trying to find a solution to these problems and not just engage in meaningless symbolism, we should not be making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional rights under the second amendment. we can and we should embrace r
said the f.b.i. is investigating this as an act of terrorism and the full force of the federal government will support the response and the federal investigation. there is no current evidence that the attack was part of a broader plot. but out of caution, we don't to keep in place enhanced security measures seen and unseen with coordination of state and local partners. we urge the american people to remain vigil legend and report any signs of suspicious activity to local law enforcement. we thank the people of boston for their response. we stand in solidarity with them and with everyone who has been making sure that the response, the recovery, and the investigation continue full force. beyond that, mr. chairman, i should not say anything in an unclassified setting except to reassure the committee that d.h.s. is put in full force into providing the f.b.i. with any and all assistance it requires in addition doing a number of other things with the city of boston. >> thank you. >> as you know, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the d.h.s., the largest creation of federal gover
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